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November/December events for OC and the surrounding areas

November/December events for OC and the surrounding areas

Christmas

It’s the holiday season! There’s plenty of ways to prepare for Christmas and the new year at the beach. Join in the fun at Winterfest by the Sea, watch holiday parades, and start 2023 on the right foot with fireworks displays over the beach. 

Ocean City

NOVEMBER 11

Veterans Day Program

Beginning at 11am, a Veterans Day service will take place in honor of our veterans. Location to be determined.

NOVEMBER 12

Winterfest by the Sea

Happening from 9am-5pm, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Winterfest by the Sea shopping extravaganza inside the Civic Center. You don’t want to miss this spectacular vendor show!

NOVEMBER 24

Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot

What better way to start Thanksgiving than a turkey trot on the Boardwalk? Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City, the race will take place from 7-10am. Registration and further information can be found by calling 609-398-9500 or by visiting their website.

NOVEMBER 25

Christmas in Downtown

Known as “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue”, Christmas in Downtown will kick off the Christmas season. Come join the fun from 2pm-5pm and see a special visitor make his way down off the roof of City Hall. 

NOVEMBER 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27

Horse & Carriage Ride

Soak in the Christmas spirit by riding around town in a horse and carriage! Whether it be with a friend, partner, or family member, anyone is sure to love this unique winter experience. Rides will begin at 6th & Asbury Avenue.

DECEMBER 2

Christmas Parade

Beginning at 6pm, the annual Christmas Parade will take place beginning on the corner of 6th & Asbury Avenue. Register to participate at ocnj.us/Christmas-parade.

DECEMBER 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18

Horse & Carriage Ride

Soak in the Christmas spirit by riding around town in a horse and carriage! Whether it be with a friend, partner, or family member, anyone is sure to love this unique winter experience. Rides will begin at 6th & Asbury Avenue.

DECEMBER 3 & 4

Train Show

The Train Show will be held at the Music Pier from 10am until 4pm. Admission for adults is $3 and for children is $1. Any train lover is sure to love this event!

DECEMBER 31

First Night 

Beginning at 4pm, celebrate the New Year in style down at the shore! A complete schedule of events is to be determined and will lead up to the fireworks show at midnight.

Atlantic City

NOVEMBER 4

Barenaked Ladies

The world-renowned Canadian rock band is headed to the Jersey Shore! They are known for hits such as “One Week”, “It’s All Been Done” and even the “The Big Bang Theory” theme song. You don’t want to miss this live performance at Ovation Hall. Tickets and other information can be found at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02005D024AEFBAA0?_ga=2.261848077.1619454988.1661254573-1999962616.1660650724.

NOVEMBER 10-13

Disney on Ice presents “Frozen” & “Encanto”

Sing along with your favorite characters like never before when Disney on Ice presents “Frozen” & “Encanto”! This family-friendly event is sure to wow any fan of Disney, regardless of age. Tickets and other information can be found at https://www.boardwalkhall.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-frozen-encanto.

NOVEMBER 19

The Prince Experience

Gabriel Sanchez takes the stage at Bally’s Atlantic City to pay tribute to Prince during The Prince Experience! Tickets and other information can be found at https://casinos.ballys.com/atlantic-city/events-calendar.aspx?date=11/19/2022&display=event&eventid=1918771.

DECEMBER 5

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Holiday Spectacular

The most wonderful time of the year is here and there is no better way to celebrate than to come to the Holiday Spectacular at Caesars Atlantic City! Tickets and other information can be found at https://www.caesars.com/caesars-ac/shows.

DECEMBER 10

Jerry Seinfield

Known for his infamous hit sitcom “Seinfield”, Jerry Seinfield is heading to Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa! Tickets and other information can be found at https://borgata.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/event-center/jerry-seinfeld.html.

Sea Isle City

NOVEMBER 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

A ceremony to honor all veterans will be taking place at Veterans Park beginning at 11am. This hour-long ceremony includes laying of wreaths and sharing kind words of praise for those who have served. This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

NOVEMBER 25

Holiday Parade & Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season in spirit by experiencing a merry parade and tree lighting ceremony! The parade will begin at 6pm at 31st Street and Central Avenue and will proceed to 84th Street and JFK Boulevard. A tree lighting ceremony will follow at Excursion Park.

DECEMBER 8

Holiday Lighting Contest

Houses and businesses of all kinds are invited to participate in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest! Pre registration is required. Judging will begin at 5:30pm and prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places. Registration and further information can be found by calling 609-263-0050.

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Come celebrate the new year by watching some fireworks on the beach! The fireworks will be set off on JFK Boulevard beach to kick off 2023. 

Featured image courtesy of the City of Ocean City

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